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BC 351 - Principles of Biochemistry

  • 4 credits
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Structure and function of biological molecules; biocatalysis; metabolism and energy transduction; gene expression.
For majors in biological sciences, engineering, and preprofessional students in the health sciences.


BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or Attributes of Living Systems; CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) or Modern Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry

Important Information

If you have not taken and completed 1 semester of 100-level general biology and at least 1 semester of 200-level organic chemistry, enrollment may be granted on an as-approved basis. Please contact the faculty member to seek approval ONLY IF these minimum requirements have not been met.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.



Aaron J. Sholders
Aaron J. Sholders

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Dr. Aaron Sholders received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2001 from University of Northern Colorado. He then continued his studies at Colorado State University earning an MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2006. Following his doctoral work he was fortunate enough to be offered a faculty position in the Biochemistry department at CSU and currently works as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.